Crimson Wings of Tomorrow is evaluating each prospect within the Detroit Crimson Wings system and what they undertaking for the longer term. We’ll have a look at the strengths and weaknesses of their recreation, in addition to what the longer term holds for them as they transfer up by means of the Detroit group. Immediately, we current middle/proper wing Theodor Niederbach.
Place: Centre/Proper Wing
The right way to get it: Chosen 51st total, 2020 NHL entry draft
Statistics 2021-22: (GP-GAP) 51-9-7-16 (with Frolunda HC)
Contract Standing: Not signed
2022-23 anticipated workforce: Rogle BK
No participant within the Swedish Hockey League achieved extra with fewer alternatives to take action than Theodore Niederbach did with Frolunda throughout the 2021-22 season. He scored 9 objectives in 51 matches whereas averaging simply 10:53 of ice time per recreation. Niederbach skated on Frolunda’s final six forwards and barely noticed special-teams options.
transferring to Rogle BK for the 2022-23 marketing campaign, the chance to shine clearly requires Niederbach.
“There are the explanation why I come right here,” Niederbach informed SportExpressen. “It is a membership that has been good lately and I do know it is a membership that desires to win gold within the Swedish Championship, like me.”
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Rögle can also be a membership with a popularity for providing younger gamers an opportunity to shine. It was there that the defender Moritz Seider he fine-tuned his recreation in 2020-21, hoping to embark on a sensational rookie marketing campaign within the NHL with the Crimson Wings.
Niederbach is understood for his imaginative and prescient on the ice and his capacity to make fast reads with the puck. He’s of the opinion that extra layers have been added to his repertoire throughout his first full SHL season with Frolunda.
“I developed my intelligence on the ice and I do not play as a lot as a junior,” Niederbach mentioned. “I really feel like I’ve turn out to be extra mature within the recreation. That is the largest half I’ve developed.
“So I really feel like I’ve turn out to be much more steady within the recreation in my very own zone.”
Different bond with Niederbach is that he feels equally comfy on the wing or taking part in within the center.
“I’ve performed numerous middle, however final season I performed on the wing so I might play each positions,” Niederbach mentioned.
Estimated arrival time in Detroit
At simply 20 years previous, Niederbach is taking part in not less than yet another 12 months in Sweden and he’s positive with that.
“I really feel like one other 12 months in Sweden matches in nicely,” the 20-year-old Niederbach defined in asserting his transfer on Rögle’s official web site. “Rögle appears like the correct place to assist me take the following step.”
He may have the prospect to play large minutes for Rögle and that may solely serve to additional his improvement as knowledgeable.
“We strive to verify they get an opportunity,” Rogle athletic director Chris Abbott mentioned. “So it is as much as them what they do with it, however we actually like having a gaggle and gamers which are transferring ahead of their careers.
“We expect we will create success that method. Theodor has each probability to turn out to be a participant that may make a distinction within the SHL earlier than making an attempt to get into the NHL.”
The earliest Crimson Wings followers can count on to see Niederbach taking part in professionally in North America would be the 2003-24 season. He’ll most likely want not less than one season of AHL expertise with the Grand Rapids Griffins earlier than Detroit turns into a critical risk.
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